Giving Hands - Enabling Mobility:A possibility in Nepal ?Brainstorming by the“FOURSOME “•Strategic planning•Publicity•Motivation•Data collection•Fund raising•ImplementationA chance meeting at RIConvention, Bangkok:Dr. Chandra Lekha meets Rtn. Jim Yoder-District 5160.Possibilities of undertaking the project with theyouth is discussed.Next: “Possibility” finds a way to becoming a“Reality” .
A coordination committee of 3 functionsunder supervision of Dr. ChandraLekha.........Operation Committee forms later tosteer up the process efficiently…ROTARACT in Action:-
• Website : Club website www.rotaractnepal.org.np.• Facebook Campaign : A page on “Giving Hands-Enabling Mobility”highlighted day to day updates and also as served a forum forsuggestions and discussions.• Attached promotional materials proved effective tool for disseminatinginformation to the public.http://www.facebook.com/GivingHandsEnablingMobility.Promotion initiatives
Radio Interviews on 2 occasions:Radio Sagarmatha (102.4 MHz) aired live interview with the three members of theteam in “Sewa Ma Rotary” program on 19th July 2012.President also shared about the project through another radio interview on 30th July2012.Posters /Pamphlets : Fliers, introduction letters, posters, visitingcards, information manual, etc. posted in college notice boards, groceries, teacafe, pharmacies, stationeries, temples and other various community settings.Physically distributed to the public while commuting in publictransport, walking, talking to friends and strangers.
Registration ProcedureDirect (Desk) at Spectra Eye and Contact Lens Clinic at Bluebird Mall,ThapathaliEvery Wednesday & Friday.E-mail registration by sending a filled pre-registration form with a scanned copy ofconsent form with signatures.Registration StatisticsDesk: 70+15 (provisional)E-mail: 2Walk-ins: 9
Geographical coverage of the projectAreas covered: 26 districtsHighest no. of recipients from Kathmandu and Nuwakot districts.
• 2 years old or above.• Minimum 12 cm residual hand from tipof the elbow.• No open wounds / unusual sensitivity onthe residual hand.• Good flexibility ,muscle tone in theupper arm, joint and residual limb.Selection Criteria
FundsA charity show ofbollyhood movie“Talaash”screened with theparticipation of 400+viewers30 thNovemberMain SponsorPremium men’s wearA product ofSurya Nepal
Distribution of LN-4 Hand25 Volunteers trainedon two occasions tofit a LN-4 hand torecipients
MAJOR FINDINGSOut of total 55 recipients, majority fromage group 31-60 years.22% recipients- Youths (18-30 years)Majority of recipients registered weremales (i.e. 39)20% 21.8%54.5%3.6%0%10%20%30%40%50%60%<18 18-30 31-60 >60Age Distribution of Recipients74.5 %25.5%0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%Male FemaleSex Distribution of Recipients
REASONS FOR HAND LOSS49%47%4%Right Left BothReasons PercentageCongenital 25.5Factory accident/ machine cut injury 20Electric Shock 14.5Fire Burn 10.9Road Traffic Accidents 5.5Blast Injury 5.5Fall Injury 5.5Crush Injury 5.5Others 7.3Lost Hand???Strengths Weakness- Wide spread flow of information.- Strong guidance from mentor/advisor.- Fully committed volunteers.- Problems in the registration of recipientsoutside Kathmandu valley.Opportunities Threats- Good support from print, audio & visual media.- Support from various Rotary & Rotaract clubsand other organizations.- Financial support from various organizationsand personnels.- Lack of records of amputees in hospitals.Project SWOT
Rotaract Club of Kathmandu Mid-TownRI District 3292 (Nepal & Bhutan)E-mail: email@example.com